A second look at last night’s Smackdown
Aug 17, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
by Brian Leeman
The show starts off with The Wyatt Family making their way down to the ring. Bray cuts a promo on the Ring of Fire match and Kane comes down. A brawl ensues and The Wyatts get the better of him. Wyatt hits his finisher on Kane.
Damien Sandow vs Christian
Christian takes advantage early but Sandow hits a suplex and leaves him on the ropes. Big knee from Sandow sends Christian out of the ring. After the break, Sandow is still in control. Sunset flip off the ropes from Christian. Spinning elbow off the ropes from Christian. Sandow with the Russian leg sweep but as he goes for the elbow drop, Christian rolls him up for the win.
Del Rio attacks Christian after the match. Christian counters with the Killswitch.
Layla & AJ vs Natalya & Kaitlyn
Layla and Natalya go back and forth before the tag to AJ. AJ works over Natalya until the tag to Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is cleaning house until Layla takes a cheap shot and AJ hits the shining Wizard for the win.
Winners: AJ & Layla
The Shield vs Mark Henry, RVD & Big Show
The Shield manage to corner RVD and work him over. Hot tag to Big Show and all hell breaks loose. Big Show with the KO Punch, followed by a Five Star Frog Splash to Ambrose for the win!
Winners: Big Show, Mark Henry & RVD
Jack Swagger vs The Miz
Swagger with a clothesline in the corner. He does pushups off Miz while he’s down. DDT from Miz. Swagger knocks Miz out of the ring. Colter and Cesaro get kicked out and Miz gets a roll up on Swagger as he’s distracted.
Winner: The Miz
Curtis Axel vs Zack Ryder
Ryder gets a little bit of offense in. He hits the flying dropkick but Axel leaves the ring. Ryder sends him back in and climbs to the top. Axel beats down Ryder and hits the neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Paul Heyman cuts a promo on the Punk/Lesnar match.
Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett – Street Fight
Wade Barrett takes control early and beats down Bryan. Big kicks from Bryan against the barricade. Bryan with a flying dropkick as Vince McMahon makes his way down. Bryan gets thrown into the ring post. Barrett goes for an elbow drop while holding the chair but misses. Bryan alternates kendo stick shots with kicks to Barrett, who is on his knees. Bryan locks in the No Lock and Vince knocks out the ref. Barrett hits the BullHammer and Vince sends out Brad Maddox. Bryan kicks out at 2! Bryan with the headkick but Maddox won’t count. Barrett tries to put Bryan through the table but Bryan throws Barrett through it. Vince takes out Maddox. Triple H comes down. Bryan hits the diving headbutt and gets the win as Triple H counts.